Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Sunday after Easter

This is the small Easter Garden (notice the stone rolled away from the entrance to the empty tomb bottom right) in front of the altar at St Nicolas'.  The picture comes from St Nicolas' facebook page and was posted on Easter Day.  We meet at St Nicolas' for the First Sunday thing next Sunday (the Sundaty after Easter - 7th April) at 10.30 a.m.

Monday, 4 March 2013

The mercy of God

This fruitless apple tree was a highlight of yesterday's service for me.  People were asked what to do about it.  Many suggested pruning, and many suggested talking to it or even singing to it.  Some suggested cutting it down.  Only the young person who'd been given Jesus' parable about it to read afterwards countered the cutting down argument with the gardener's suggestion "leave it one more year while I dig round it and manure it again".